LA-Lit, co-hosted and co-produced by Stephanie Rioux and Mathew Timmons and with the help of Jason Brown of Superbunker, is recorded at Betalevel (behind 963 N. Hill St. in an alleyway in Chinatown, Los Angeles). LA-Lit is a podcast focusing on writers in the LA area, and reflecting the shifting nature of Los Angeles as a place, this may mean writers that have lived in LA all their lives or writers who happen to be in LA for a couple of days. LA-Lit is a place for the literary culture of Los Angeles to develop and exhibit itself.
LA-Lit4a was recorded on October 13th, 2005 with Doug Kearney. Doug read from Fear Some, forthcoming from Red Hen Press in early 2006. The rest of the interview is archived as LA-Lit4b.
Douglas Kearney received an MFA in Writing at the California Institute of the Arts (2004). His poetry has been published in anthologies including Dark Matter: Reading the Bones, Bum Rush The Page and Role Call, and several journals including Callaloo, nocturnes, Jubilat and Mangrove. He has performed his work all over the country, including commissioned work for the Weisman Museum of Art in Minneapolis, a showcase performance at the 2002 Slam Nationals, LA's World Stage and New York's Public Theatre and Bowery Poetry Club. He is currently developing libretti for three different collaborations. He has received fellowships at Cave Canem, Callaloo and a Waiters Scholarship at Bread Loaf Writers Conference. He was born in Brooklyn but grew up in Altadena (right outside LA). After several years in Washington, DC, San Diego and Minneapolis, he is back in Altadena and teaches at CalArts. His first collection of poems, Fear, some, will be released by Red Hen Press.